It was the third deadly attack suffered by the Canadian firm Semafo in 15 months in the West African country, which is battling growing violence.
Congolese women entered the mining sector in the late 90s and ever since they have been fighting discrimination, superstition and outdated customs, while they successfully bring more and more women into the workforce.
The accident happened at around 2pm in Kampene, 180 kilometres south of town of Kindu, when "dozens of people, including children and pregnant women" were at work on the site, a civil society campaigner said.
Defence Minister Mahamat Sala says more victims might still be buried in rubble after a mine in Tibesti region near Libyan border collapsed on Tuesday.
India's actions in Kashmir are evidence that the country is unable to convince Kashmiris to merge with India.
The Reko Diq mine case shows the overreach of a secretive arbitration system.
The world’s largest island has long been on the mind of successive American leaders who have been interested in its strategic and economic value.
China's first engaged the Taliban to protect its interests in Afghanistan in the 90s. Decades later, history repeats itself.
A member of the Zimbabwean minority Muslim community is challenging school regulations that ban beards for pupils, which he says are discriminatory and therefore unconstitutional.
Speculators are wary of Chinese export restrictions on rare earth minerals. Here's why their near-control of the market poses a risk to the United States.
EU lobbies are protecting unsustainable industries at the expense of free trade and poverty alleviation.
Extraction in rivers and beaches has increased pollution and flooding, lowered groundwater levels, hurt marine life, and exacerbated the occurrence and severity of landslides and drought, UN says.
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